What is frustrating is that the UN, which is supposed to be an international organization, is trying to impose rules of politeness that have zero meaning to anybody who’s not a native speaker of English.
This is a clear-cut case of cultural imperialism. We are obsessed with prim and proper behavior, we are extremely uncomfortable around genitals, so do as we say, you dirty interrupting bastards.
I’m trying to imagine explaining this concept to somebody in Ukraine, and it’s useless. We don’t have those wilted-flower-type ladies who take to their fainting couches if somebody interrupts. It’s ridiculous.
Instead of “mansplaining,” let’s talk about Anglo-splaining because the level of condescension is through the charts.